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Advanced Computer Virtualization Course

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering an advanced computer virtualization course beginning in January. The hands-on VMware-authorized course is based on VMware ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1 and is designed for individuals who have prior experience with computer networking and Microsoft or Linux operating systems.

Participants will learn how to do the following:

  • install and configure ESXi Server
  • install and configure vCenter Server management components
  • configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • use vCenter Server to increase scalability via clusters, DRS and Vmotion
  • use vCenter Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • use vCenter Server to manage high availability and data protection

Forty percent instruction time will be spent completing 20 hands-on lab exercises. Students do not have to be on the WKCTC campus for this portion of the course since the labs are available remotely via the colleges state-of-the-art NETLAB facility. Completion of the course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 4.1 exam. The course also prepares students to enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere 4.1 courses.

The four-week course will be held in the Emerging Technology Center on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The cost of the program is $1,200 per person, which includes official VMware books, instruction and access to all lab activities.

Space is limited. Register today at (270) 534-3335 or online. For more information about the on VMware course, contact John Vos, WKCTC information technology professor at